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Exodus 2:17

    Exodus 2:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the shepherds came and drove them away: but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the shepherds came and drove them away: but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And the shepherds came and drove them away; but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the keepers of the sheep came up and were driving them away; but Moses got up and came to their help, watering their flock for them.

    Webster's Revision

    And the shepherds came and drove them away; but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock.

    World English Bible

    The shepherds came and drove them away; but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the shepherds came and drove them away: but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock.

    Definitions for Exodus 2:17

    Drove - Flock; company.

    Clarke's Commentary on Exodus 2:17

    The shepherds - drove them - The verb יגרשים yegareshum, being in the masculine gender, seems to imply that the shepherds drove away the flocks of Reuel's daughters, and not the daughters themselves. The fact seems to be, that, as the daughters of Reuel filled the troughs and brought their flocks to drink, the shepherds drove those away, and, profiting by the young women's labor, watered their own cattle. Moses resisted this insolence, and assisted them to water their flocks, in consequence of which they were enabled to return much sooner than they were wont to do, Exodus 2:18.

    Wesley's Notes on Exodus 2:17

    2:17 Stood up and helped them - This be did, because wherever he was, as occasion offered itself, he loved to be doing justice, and appearing in the defence of such as he saw injured. He loved to be doing good: wherever the Providence of God call us, we should desire and endeavour to be useful; and when we cannot do the good we would, we must be ready to do the good we can.